The Team

  • Christine

  • Christine Ciona

    Christine is the KIVA owner and creator and teachers multiply class at the studio. She facilitate individual and group experiences for personal growth and wellness. Is the author of Mala Meditation Cards, joy activist, soul coach, and creator of all good things. Joy, abundance, love and light are her passions. Her work empowers people to stand in their power, shine their light and share their joy in the world.

    “Every class, every session, every workshop and experience I offer is intended to bring you more joy, balance, creativity, and healing in your life. Shine ON!”

    Certifications:
    Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Kids, Zumba Toning, Hoop Fitness Instructor, PiYo Live Instructor, Therapeutic & Healing Certifications, Private Practice Counsellor(MA), Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCAPA), Reiki Level II, Access Consciousness Bars (Bars, Foundations, Level One), Chakra Dance Teacher, Arthur Hull’s International World Drum Circle Facilitator

    See Christine Ciona’s Schedule

  • Kalesha

  • Kalesha Rayner

    Kalesha is a passionate dance enthusiast who will help you kick your fitness to the next level in all of her classes. Kalesha teaches multiple classes and assists in many of our children, youth and family classes – as well is the biggest KIVA supporter and KIVA champion at our special events. Kalesha will welcome and inspire you to celebrate your strength and beauty; whether she is teaching your class or greeting you as our KIVA Office Manager.

    Kalesha has been dancing since the age of four starting out in highland and later on taking ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre and lyrical. It is from this love and passion for dance that she continues to share her enthusiasm for movement through the classes she teaches.

    “What could be better than mixing my passion for dance and fitness into a jam packed, high energy class filled with fun, laughter, sweat and booty shaking that everybody can enjoy! Just follow my lead and let me take you out of the workout and into the party!”

    Certifications:
    Zumba® Fitness, Zumba Kids®, Zumba Kids Jr.®, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Toning®, Zumba Gold-Toning®, The Booty Barre Plus, The Booty Barre Flex and Flow, Hoop Fitness Instructor, PiYo Live Instructor, CPR-C & First Aid Certified

    See Kalesha Rayner’s Schedule

  • Erica

  • Erica Pasley

    Erica has a zest for life! She loves travel adventure and believes that health and fitness are a way of life.

    Erica’s love of fitness started way back when Step Aerobics made its debut. She quickly became hooked on the motivation, inspiration and energy of the group atmosphere. After well over a decade of being at the back of the class she decided to turn and face the music! Zumba (and Christine) inspired her to become Zumba Fitness, Zumba Kids, and a Certified Group Fitness Instructor. These certifications, along with her background in education, allowed her share her love of fitness, Zumba, yoga and dance to staff and students at the schools and communities she lived and taught in.

    Erica’s roots in yoga originated through her love of travel. After spending several months in Asia her path led her to an Ashram. She walked through the doors a beginner and emerged a month later as a Yoga Instructor for Beginners. Her classes offer a safe space where she strives to create comfort in a yoga practice.

    Certifications:
    Zumba Fitness, Zumba Kids, Beginner Yoga Teacher Training in India, PiYo Live Instructor, CIZE Live Instructor, Certified Group Fitness Instructor

    See Erica Pasley’s Schedule

  • Shawna

  • Shawna Dee Hanson

    Shawna is our amazing Hula Hoop Teacher, at a young age she loved to play with hula hoops, and started getting more interested in the art form in late 2011 where she would practice with friends in her backyard. She started attending festivals and gatherings with friends where she began to improve her hoop skills. She is inspired by the hoop and how it can help guide people to express themselves through play.

    “I love hooping and how it makes me feel. I can’t wait to share that hoop love with the world.”

    Certifications: Certified Hoop Fitness Instructor

    See Shawna Dee Hanson’s Schedule